These are our people, who work to realise our vision: a circular economy in which resources are used and re-used efficiently and effectively, minimising the impact of consumption and production on the environment.
Sam was a founding Director of Resource Futures in 2006 and has been instrumental in the development and success of the business since that time. He took over as CEO in April 2016 and leads the development of the business offering to commercial sector clients and their value chain to collaborate together in order to implement sustainable circular business models.read more
Jane has over 30 years’ experience working at a senior level in resource management and led the development of Resource Futures as CEO from 2006. In April 2016 she handed over the CEO position to Sam Reeve, the company’s former Operations Director, to take up a new position as Business Development Director in line with the company’s strategic and succession planning. Jane is passionate about finding practical solutions to environmental and social challenges and in 2001 was awarded an MBE for services to community recycling. She is looking forward to working with the company’s new senior management team and Board to deliver the company’s strategic objectives developing relationships with new and existing clients; and strategic alliances with partners.
Bethan specialises in using broad communications techniques to engage with different audiences and bring about changes in behaviour. Having worked with many large and influential businesses - including Facebook, EE, Canon, Eventbrite and BT Retail - Bethan brings real understanding of the business world to her work with local authorities, Government departments, charities and commercial organisations large and small.read more
With over 12 years of experience in a waste management consultancy capacity, Eric has written or contributed to several seminal best practice publications. His specialist areas of expertise include waste arisings forecasting, mass flow modelling, composition data analysis, financial modelling, survey and sampling design, best practice for municipal waste collection systems and third sector support. Eric developed a predictive model on behalf of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG), to provide a detailed understanding of likely material flows arising from waste streams during the 2012 Games and to enable users to assess recycling performance and cost implications arising from different waste management options.
Bernie is Principal Consultant with Resource Futures with over 15 years’ experience in the Resources Management sector. He has worked extensively with private and sector clients including AkzoNobel, Tesco, WRAP and DEFRA, gathering and analysing information, conducting market research, developing the business case and instituting change within organisations.read more
Laura joined Resource Futures as a Senior Consultant in 2016, having previously worked in waste management at various Local Authorities for the past 13 years. Her waste background encompasses project management, service delivery, contract management, communications and waste procurement.
Laura has worked on a wide variety of waste service related projects, including working with the voluntary and community sector, delivering internal and external waste communications campaigns and has helped deliver a multi-million-pound waste collection and waste management tender. She was also responsible for successfully securing private and public sector funding opportunities.read more
Allan joined Resource Futures in 2016 with over 11 years’ experience in the construction, consultancy and not-for-profit sectors, focusing on the built environment.
Allan’s past experience includes developing carbon reduction, energy and sustainability programmes for both the public and private sector, as well as being responsible for the planning, management and delivery of the Resource Efficient Scotland programme for the Construction Sector for over four years.read more
Stuart has seven years’ consultancy experience in quantitative and qualitative research and analysis in a variety of sectors related to environmental, economic and social sustainability. He joined Resource Futures in 2012 after an internship at the UN Division for Sustainable Development during which he published the UN ‘Guidebook to The Green Economy, Green Growth, and Low-Carbon Development’. His professional interests lie in improving resource efficiency of material supply chains and developing the circular economy to ease the transformation to a low-carbon, resource efficient and socially inclusive economy. He has academic experience in sustainable development and specific expertise on the drivers of green growth and the circular economy.
Agnes is an experienced contract manager capable of managing projects involving working with multiple authorities and stakeholders, as well as complex data sets and sources of information. Agnes demonstrates attention to detail, the ability to synthesise information from varied sources, operational experience and excellent communication skills. All of these contribute to her abilities to recognise how a project fits in the bigger, strategic picture and to manage it accordingly.
Emma specialises in the management of Household Waste and Recycling Centres (HWRCs) and bulky waste. Her particular areas of interest centre on re-use, primarily of bulky items that arise at HWRCs and at the kerbside. She often works with community groups and Re-use Forums to help develop the sector. She has written many good practice documents, conducts quantitative research, facilitates workshops and undertakes HWRC and bring site reviews. She is a project manager, primarily focusing on WRAP-funded projects.read more
Will is a Senior Consultant with over six years’ experience. He specialises in providing support to local authorities on their waste collection and management services and is also experienced in the set-up of projects to gather primary data and the subsequent analysis of results, including behaviour change, for a range of public, private and third sector organisations. His personable and enthusiastic approach to projects combined with his commitment to improve resource efficiency help to identify the best solutions for his clients. His expertise includes using the Kerbside Assessment Tool (KAT) and bespoke Resource Futures models to identify economic and environmental improvements to local authorities’ waste collection services. He has also developed best practice toolkits and waste flow models to aid local authorities in their decision making.read more
Sheila is responsible for managing the education team and education contracts at Resource Futures. These contracts, funded by local authorities, regional bodies and the private sector, include sustainable schools, waste and recycling, and energy and carbon management. A competent project manager with extensive experience in managing education projects, from short-term consultancy to long-term contracts, Sheila is a qualified secondary school teacher and throughout her career has specialised in providing high-level advice and support on environmental education, and developing innovative ways of learning and teaching.
Having worked in the sector for nearly 20 years, Simon has a wealth of knowledge around community development and capacity building. He has proven expertise in developing working partnerships between the public and voluntary sectors, regularly delivering training and workshops around the UK. Working on one of our long-term projects, Simon is an experienced project manager with a wide range of skills, from mediating between the needs of local authorities and residents, to fundraising and producing training materials. He also has responsibility for developing our wider community work and representing the Company on national bodies such at the Low Carbon Communities Network.read more
Martin manages Community RePaint, a network of schemes that collect unwanted, surplus paint and re-distribute it to individuals, families and communities in need, improving the well being of people and the appearance of places across the UK. As well as managing the Network, Senior Consultant Martin works with local authorities and third sector organisations to develop different models of paint re-use. He also has experience of working with local communities and using a variety of engagement methods to assist and empower them to ‘own’ their projects. Martin has experience of facilitating large community meetings, forums and focus groups, as well as mentoring and coaching individuals.read more
Ed is a consultant with more than twelve years experience in the waste and resources sector. He was originally part of the Resource Futures Group of companies in his role as the Managing Director of Network Recycling where he provided sustainable cleansing and waste management services to clients in the events sector at a range of locations across the UK. Ed returned to Resource Futures in 2014 after gaining an MSc in Waste and Resource Management from Cranfield University where he is now a guest lecturer on mechanical-biological treatment (MBT) technology. He also received the Roger Perry Award for the Best Research Paper at the 2015 CIWM awards for his research into the non-biological outputs of MBT.
Ed’s professional interests lie in the improvement of sustainable waste management systems for the events sector and also in the development of recyclate markets by enhancing material quality. He is a qualified PRINCE2 Practitioner, Chartered Waste Manager and holds a CPC in international Road Freight Haulage.read more
Sarah joined Resource Futures in 2016 with 15 years experience in communications. Her previous work encompasses creative consultancy, design and behaviour change projects and includes 4 years experience in the waste sector. Sarah’s particular area of interest is food recycling and she joined Resource Futures after project managing a successful cross authority food recycling reward campaign in the West of England.read more
Peter specialises in primary data gathering studies and behavioural change projects. His particular areas of interest are waste and recycling composition analysis; public engagement in recycling services, behavioural change and developments in reuse opportunities. He is involved in the delivery of projects designed to deliver representative data on the composition of a range of waste streams. He has also worked on combining national datasets of local authority reported waste arisings.
Helen is an enthusiastic and experienced Education Officer who works across Resource Futures’ education projects. A qualified teacher, she has 12 years’ classroom experience and a further 12 years on the Education Team at Resource Futures developing and delivering waste, energy and environmental education projects. Her unique balance of experience means that Helen has an excellent understanding of both schools’ and clients’ needs. Helen’s most recent projects include the Brighton & Hove environmental education project (BHee), energy education in schools in Bristol and Bath and North East Somerset, and developing online resources for the Devon Waste Education project.read more
Coralline specialises in data collection and analysis and behaviour change research, as well as community engagement and service change support. Her particular areas of interest are textiles (both clothing and non-clothing), waste composition analysis, waste auditing and environmental management. She is involved in research, waste composition analysis and communications campaigns involving the deployment of on-the-ground teams to improve recycling performance and participation.read more
Stuart is a Consultant with an academic background in environmental science and environmental economics. He enjoys delivering projects that that cut across professional disciplines, from UK and European environmental policy issues, to company environmental strategy and technical on-site practicalities. He joined Resource Futures from the Travel Foundation, where he was responsible for managing the charity’s portfolio of proof-of-concept resource efficiency projects with hotels in overseas tourist destinations and developing industry sustainability guidance. Prior to that he was a consultant at a large consultancy firm, working on environmental policy research with regulators as well as helping large to small companies to comply with environmental legislation and improve their resource efficiency.
Sally is a Communications Consultant with 15 years experience in the waste sector, specialising in public/community engagement, communications project management and design. Her particular areas of interest are re-use and waste prevention, including real nappy promotions and food waste reduction projects, as well as improving recycling performance through design and delivery of effective communications campaign materials. She conducts qualitative research, such as focus groups, and project-manages contracts for public, private and third sector organisations. Sally manages a long term Real Nappy Project on behalf of Gloucestershire County Council.read more
Her particular areas of interest are community engagement and behavioural change in the use of recycling services, and developments in resource efficiency practices.read more
Poppy Jacobs is a Junior Consultant at Resource Futures with one year’s work experience in the waste and resources sector. As a highly numerate Physics graduate of the University of Bristol, Poppy specialises in data analysis and quantitative report writing for a range of public, private and third sector organisations. Poppy joined Resource Futures in 2016 after volunteering for Friends of the Earth, having provided specialist computational knowledge for their GIS-based Defend Nature campaign, and spent time updating their user database.read more
Amy Hale is a Junior Consultant at Resource Futures. She has 4 years experience of consultancy and business development within the fields of sustainability and social enterprise. Her career has drawn on her strengths as an excellent written and verbal communicator. Much of her work has involved getting people to think differently, to challenge their actions and initiate behavioural or attitudinal change. She has substantial experience in managing complex projects with multiple deadlines for high profile clients including the European Commission, KMPG, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Cambridge University.read more
Sarah specialises in the monitoring and evaluation of waste prevention activities and sustainable behaviour change. Working with our Oxfordshire-based Community Action Groups Project, Sarah has led the development of our Community Impact Modelling Tool (CIMT). The tool estimates the impacts that community-led activities have on waste prevention, energy savings, carbon emissions and cost savings. Through the CIMT, Sarah has experience working on a multi-stakeholder project, managing the needs of each stakeholder, adapting documents and reports to different audiences, meeting targets and reporting to funders.
Sally is a passionate and committed Waste Education Officer working in Devon, where she delivers workshops and assemblies about recycling and composting. After 12 years teaching, mostly in primary schools, she has spent the past two years tackling the many challenges that secondary schools face, working closely with senior management and students to achieve reductions in cost and waste to landfill. This has sparked an interest in the operational side of waste management, but her enthusiasm will always be for inspiring young people to make sustainable changes and to care for their environment. She enjoys teaching, sharing information and has excellent communications skills. This has made for strong links with district and county officers and many schools. Her methodical, no-nonsense approach gets results!read more
Alex is a Waste Education Officer and part of the Devon team. As an experienced waste education teacher, her particular interests include teaching children and adults about the 3Rs (Reduce, Re-use, Recycle) and also composting, helping to inspire schools to change their behaviour and to reduce their waste through waste audits, assemblies and workshops. Alex also has experience in organising, managing and facilitating events and training and developing new workshops and resources.read more
Demelza Annison is part of our education team working on waste and energy projects in Devon. Her main areas of interest are primary education and composting in schools. An experienced teacher, Demelza is responsible for delivering the waste education programme in schools across Devon; designing and delivering workshops, assemblies, teacher training events and more. She also line-manages staff on the energy education project, ensuring targets are met and handling the day-to-day running of the contract.read more